Rideau Valley Diabetes Services (RVDS) has offices in Smiths Falls and Brockville.
We are funded by the South East Local Health Integration Network (SE LHINS) so there is no cost for our services (unless indicated ‘$’).
There is no doctor referral required for our programs unless you are starting insulin.
All sessions are guided by Registered Nurses and/or Registered Dietitians.
RVDS offers interactive education programs throughout the Lanark, Leeds and Grenville area. All programs are offered by Diabetes Educators (Registered Nurses or Registered Dietitians).
Meet with our Diabetes Educators (nurse and/or dietitian) for one-on-one counseling tailored to your needs.
RVDS/Physician partnership provides for individual coaching with a nurse and dietitian to support the client to make healthy lifestyle changes and reach blood sugar and cholesterol goals.
Groups meet regularly throughout Lanark, Leeds & Grenville. The participants choose topics and events for each meeting.
RVDS holds conferences, in-service training, etc. for health care professionals and people living with Diabetes.
Diabetes ABC Program
Designed to help people with Type 2 diabetes this program will help you gain a better understanding about diabetes and maintaining good health.
• Eating well with diabetes
• Blood sugar monitoring
• Preventing complications
• Medication for diabetes
• Label reading
• Foot-care information
• Goal setting
• Benefits of exercise and opportunity to try resistance training
Designed for clients at high risk of developing diabetes this group session will focus on healthy eating and active living in an effort to promote heart health and prevent Type 2 diabetes.
Grocery Store Tours
Healthy eating with diabetes begins in the grocery cart. RVDS offers tours of local grocery stores. Check our website for updates of these popular events.
Diabetes Community Cooking Groups
A small group setting to learn how to prepare healthy recipes for diabetes. You will help prepare several recipes and take home food. Learn more about healthy eating for diabetes and enjoy food and fun!
Support & Information meetings are held regularly in various locations throughout Lanark, Leeds and Grenville.
Smiths Falls; Carleton Place; Lanark; Athens; Brockville Staywell Program; Gananoque; Portland
See a nurse and dietitian to help understand how your diabetes can best be managed. This is the time to get your questions answered.
Foot Care Clinics
Visit with a foot care nurse or chiropodist to understand the importance of good foot care and have them assist you with any problems.
Insulin Initiation *
In an individual counseling session, discuss the benefits of insulin therapy and utilize hands-on instruction to teach clients how to use the latest insulin pen devices. Blood sugar monitoring and hypoglycemia management will also be reviewed. Clients will have an opportunity to explore feelings around insulin initiation. *A doctor referral is required for this service.
Please call RVDS for more information on walking groups available in or near your community.
A Day For You ($) (Annual Conference)
Who should attend?
Support persons are always welcome.
Call our office to find a program near you and register! You can also check under “Events” at www.rvds.ca